Non Evans – Wales

first_imgNE: Well, with the Six Nations in full swing I won’t have time. Looking at my diary my next big night out is 15 March, so I might have to settle for a meal.RW: Apart from small Christmas presents, do you have any phobias?NE: I’m not great in confined spaces and when I recently went for an MRI scan on my back I had to press the panic button. I sometimes have a problem at the bottom of rucks. I never did with judo [she competed in the Commonwealth Games], but that was one-on-one. I also hate mud, which is hard to avoid when you’re a rugby player. It’s just that it gets everywhere! Dubai was my perfect rugby venue – and we won.RW: Which person would you like to be stuck in a lift with?NE: Dan Carter, so I could cheer him up. I train at the Vale Hotel near Cardiff, where the All Blacks were based for the World Cup quarter-final. He always looked a little down when I saw him.RW: You must have bugbears too…NE: People being late kills me! I’m always on time or early, so I don’t see why other people can’t be. If a training day starts at 9am, get there at 9am!RW: If you could have one superpower what would it be?NE: It would have to be flying because I regularly dream about being able to fly. In fact, I have perfected the take-off technique and the feeling I have to have inside to get up and how to maintain the flight. I know how to do it! I also can’t stand traffic because I drive everywhere with my job as a medical rep, so if I could fly it would mean I could soar above the traffic.Check out her interview before the Women’s World Cup 2010 kicked off… Learn more about Non’s teammates at Wales…Gemma Hallett LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Non Evans caught in the actThe highly experienced Welsh fullback and all-round sports star took time out in March 2008 to chat about nicknames, amazing christmas presents, perfecting the technique to fly and being a player that hates mud. RUGBY WORLD: So who are the jokers in the pack with Clifton and Wales?NON EVANS: The star of the show is Clare Flowers, who always raises our spirits when we are down. She insists on using her horse’s name, Bobby, or her dog’s, Milo, in almost all our calls on the field and her impressions of Milo are worth paying to see.RW: When you and Clare are together, what’s your party piece?NE: We normally blast out the Summer of 69 by Bryan Adams. She thinks she’s about to be discovered for The X Factor or Big Brother. We think we’re fantastic, singing it at the top of our voices, but perhaps others don’t agree.RW: What are your nicknames?NE: With my name people just lengthen it. At Clifton we have Nolli Waterman in the back three, which is confusing when people call me Nonny. Her real name is Danielle and before the first Wales v England game she played in I was asking who this Danielle was on their wing, before realising it was Nolli! The most famous nickname in women’s rugby is, of course, Bird for Liza Burgess. Not many people know her real name!RW: Did you have a good Christmas?NE: Well, I certainly had one never to forget as my boyfriend, Mark Perego [ex-Llanelli and Wales], bought me a flat! I lived in this old cottage in Cardiff and I haven’t got time to deal with damp and things. Just before Christmas he said to come up to one of the rugby clubs where you’ll find your present. And there was the flat overlooking it!Big presents, Confined spaces and Dan Carter…RW: Where did you two meet?NE: I was between jobs organising Rupert Moon’s testimonial in 2000. He gave me a list of all the players from the 1980s and 1990s to get them to play in a testimonial match. When I finally tracked Mark down we talked on the phone for an hour and I don’t think I went home for five days after the game!RW: So how is Mark going to treat you for Valentine’s Day?last_img read more

Rugby Book Review – Just For Kicks by Kenny Logan

first_imgBUY IT AT:  amazon.co.uk RRP:  £18.99   PUBLISHED BY:  HeadlineGot a rugby book or DVD you’d like us to review in the Armchair Zone? Email [email protected] article appeared in the October 2009 issue of Rugby World Magazine Kenny Logan scoring a try for Scotland but still remembering to get his boots in the pictureWHEN KENNY Logan decided to publish his autobiography, he wanted a ghostwriter who didn’t know him and so would have no preconceptions. He chose The Observer’s Michael Aylwin and it’s made for a happy marriage, writes Rugby World deputy writer Alan Pearey. If Logan’s rugby and dyslexia are the threads that run through the book, there are numerous entertaining diversions. The Scot’s relationships with Kirsty Young and Gabby Yorath (now Logan) put him on the news pages long before Strictly Come Dancing hit our screens, and the story of how Young crashed his car in a field after a night on the tiles is the sort of gem that few sportsmen can match. Logan also benefits from having played in both the amateur and pro eras, his tales of rowdy drinking and boot money and Kerry Packer’s WRC lending the book a welcome dimension.In 1993 he was offered £500 a Test to wear Mizuno boots, and the players would practise lifting their boots in the air when diving for the line so that photographers would get the logos in their shots. Two years later he signed a £200,000 contract with WRC – 40 times his farmer’s salary – only for the rebel circus to bite the dust when the Springboks backtracked.The love-hate relationship with Jim Telfer is another strong feature: during one International in Cardiff, Logan complained that the coach, sitting behind him on the bench, was covering him in spittle. “Knowing our relationship at the time,” says Logan, “it wouldn’t surprise me if he was doing it on purpose.”It’s a life story told with a heartfelt honesty befitting of a farmer’s boy whose love of the Stirling soil has never faded.RW RATING 5/5 TAGS: Book Review LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Do you want to buy the issue of Rugby World in which this article appeared? Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit http://mags-uk.com/ipcOr perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here.last_img read more

Dimitri Yachvili and his World Cup moments

first_img Yachvili reacts after losing to New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup Final I am so proud of my team-mates for the way we played in the World Cup final.We showed pride in our jersey and incredible team spirit. Clearly we’re disappointed to lose by one point but we have to pay tribute to the All Blacks, who deserved to win. They played some really great rugby, not just in the final. They’re the best in the world.We showed the best of French rugby in that final. We played with our heart and it almost took us to victory. People doubted us when we lost to Tonga in the pool stage but we kept our focus and solidarity. For us, there were two World Cups in one – one for the pool stage and one for the knockout matches.France faced up to the Haka, and also faced an automatic £2,500 fineAfter the Tonga game we had a big meeting and told the coaches we were lost with the game plan. So we decided to go back to basics, get the simple things right. That allowed us to come back. And as we received a lot of criticism from everybody, we said, ‘We are a family.’ We stayed united, and even though everyone thought we’d lose by 30 points in the final, we told ourselves, ‘Is there any risk for us? No. Let’s play.’We had a number of important leaders – our captain Thierry Dusautoir, Lionel Nallet, and Morgan Parra – who helped galvanise us during the knockout stages. Morgan was one of seven leading fly-halves to be injured at RWC 2011. Incredible!Many people will remember the final for the way we responded to the haka. We wanted to start the game during the haka and it showed our intent. We wanted to put them under pressure, show them how hard it would be to beat us.When we were closest to them, we saw in their eyes that they were very surprised (France were fined £2,500 for moving in too close). But when you do this, you have to be excellent afterwards – and I think we were.Before the final we resolved that we would give everything, so we would have no regrets. I believe we did that. In the changing room after the final there were some laughs, many tears, and deep words between men who appreciate each other.There was an amazing atmosphere in New Zealand and I will have fond memories of the 2011 World Cup. New Zealand is a country of rugby and it was our dream to play a World Cup final against the All Blacks at Eden Park. And the future for me? Well, I’m 31 but I want to stay at the top with Les Bleus and build on what we’ve done in 2011.This article appeared in the December 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK. Or you may prefer the digital edition on your MAC, PC, or iPad. Would you like to sign up to Rugby World’s excellent weekly email newsletter? Click here. For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit The French team (white) advance to receive the challenge of the New Zealand All Black Haka before the 2011 Rugby World Cup final match New Zealand vs France at Eden Park Stadium in Auckland on October 23, 2011. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)last_img read more

Rugby Championship: How will Argentina fare in their difficult second season?

first_imgAustralian Wallabies rugby union captain James Horwill listens to a question during a media conference in Sydney on August 5, 2013. Australia begin their Rugby Championship campaign with the Bledisloe Cup Test against the New Zealand All Blacks in Sydney on August 17. PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images) Crash into the Championship: Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe hits hard in a friendly before the Rugby ChampionshipBy Alan DymockROCK STARS often talk of the difficult second album, where all the natural vim and creative chaos that bore out a fantastical and well-received first piece of work is hard to recreate, leading to a contrived and shoddy effort the second time around.For the rock solid Pumas of Argentina, though, their bustle and ability to thrive in disorder of their own creation is what they have relied upon for years. So heading into their second year in the Rugby Championship it will be interesting to see if they court chaos or approach the Southern Hemisphere powerhouses with more of a restrained plan.The Pumas drew with the Springboks in 2012The pride of South America begin their Championship away to South Africa on August 17, and prepare for that by playing fixtures against a NSW Barbarians side (almost entirely made up of Waratahs). They have already played them once in Buenos Aires, winning 29-27 at the weekend, and face them again in La Plata on Friday.After the first game, which was a nip and tuck affair where a try in extra time sealed the result for Argentina, Los Pumas boss Santiago Phelan said: “We have time to prepare and that does not happen in the tournament. We are building and giving continuity to what we did last year,” and: “We did not choose to kick [at the] sticks for the win, but to play a game seriously and to look after the physical. The result is anecdotal, beyond that you always want to have a good result. The goal was to play as close to what will be in the Rugby Championship.” Looking after the physical side is good, as bombarding the other Championship sides looks like the only way Argentina will compete. However, the tactic of shrugging off penalty kicks is something that will undoubtedly disappear as the crush of the Championship comes on.Leaders like Juan Martin Fernadez Lobbe, Marcos Ayerza, Juan Martin Hernandez, Juan Imhoff and Marcelo Bosch know that scoring chances – any scoring chances – will be hard won and rarely seen and so wherever there is a possibility to take points the Pumas should take them. The second season will be harder than the first and with players like Felipe Contepomi refusing to retire just yet for fear of Argentine embarrassment in this competition it is clear that they still see themselves up against it.Watch your back: Argentina ran Oz close last yearPlaying against the wrist-popping, run-at-all-cost Waratahs may help build confidence, but the Championship will be physical and fast, much more so than any game against a slightly depleted Super Rugby franchise. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The Pumas drew plaudits last year, albeit in the form of slightly mawkish or even patronising pats on the back after their first season in the Championship. They drew with South Africa, 16-all, and ran Australia close. In order to top that they need a scalp. They are certainly capable and such a result would unquestionably ripple through world rugby, but it is most likely to come at home and most likely to come against Australia. Of course they could surprise South Africa, but they must have incredible output – perhaps creating chaos again – away from home.Even if they are tanked throughout the tournament, a win will make the second season a success. Matches certainly don’t come much tougher; home gigs don’t get more daunting.last_img read more

Why the All Blacks have nothing to fear from the 2017 Lions… yet!

first_imgA lack of discipline, with yellow cards and a high penalty count, as well as butchering, according to Eddie Jones, 10 to 15 points in the first half were all on display.Finishing touch: Anthony Watson’s predatory instincts will have been notedDecent scrum, line-out improved, after a wobble against Italy, and a couple of decent finishes from Anthony Watson and Mike Brown, then the usual work in progress stuff from the coaching staff.Jones broke his media silence on Wednesday to talk to the official RFU website, but no-one else, and said: “The reason I took this job was because I believed the players were talented enough to be the best in the world and having coached them for five weeks now that only reinforces that view.” Hansen would not have put many on show at Twickenham in his hand luggage for his flight home though.The All Blacks would have been out of sight at the break if they had been playing against the Irish and England will not get away with spurning opportunities when Wales and their Shaun Edwards-inspired defence come to town next week.Out of the cold: Manu Tuilagi is back in the England foldThe match between England and Wales will probably decide the Six Nations, but it has got to do more than that – it has got to show what European rugby can deliver more after some pretty turgid stuff so far. The Six Nations needs a game that will make the southern hemisphere sit up and take notice. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Steve Hansen was at Twickenham last weekend but was he worried by what he saw? TAGS: Highlight center_img The New Zealand coach Steve Hansen was in the stands at Twickenham on Saturday watching England’s 21-10 win over Ireland and wouldn’t you like to have a penny for his thoughts on the game?Hansen has a series against the British & Irish Lions next year to prepare his All Blacks for and it is doubtful that anything he has seen so far in this Six Nations has changed the perception of rugby up here from what it was over a decade ago for some of his predecessors.Watching brief: Steve Hansen, at the World Cup, was at Twickenham to watch England v IrelandThe Lions were tweeting about memorable pre-match speeches last week and included in the montage was the one delivered by Lawrence Dallaglio in 2005 before the game against New Zealand Maori.Dallaglio recounted a talk given by Graham Henry, coach on the 2001 trip to Australia, when the Kiwi told his squad that in that neck of the woods they didn’t think British players were good enough, fit enough, skilful enough or strong enough. Henry then apparently delivered the killer line ‘I should know, because I am one of them’. Ouch.Dallaglio was part of the one northern hemisphere team that has really taken it to the boys down under in recent years – England, under Clive Woodward, won every game home and away against southern hemisphere opposition between Bloemfontein in 2000 and Sydney in 2003. No one has come close to matching that.Leader: Lawrence Dallaglio gave a stirring speech about why New Zealand didn’t rate the home nationsBut anyone who has watched the opening exchanges in Super Rugby and the Six Nations will probably have a rough idea what Hansen thinks about rugby up here these days. And it won’t be a million miles away from Henry’s assessment.The best attacking display of last weekend, this side of the equator, was provided by Wasps against Harlequins on Sunday, which is all well and good for the Premiership, but the main threats were blokes capped by New Zealand and Tonga and a fly-half who might have been an All Black if he had been born in another era.But what would Hansen have put in his little book from what he saw from England? There could be the return, at some stage, of the lesser-spotted Manu Tuilagi, one of the rarely seen beasts of the rugby jungle and although Tuilagi, off the bench, against Jamie Roberts for 20 minutes might not worry the All Blacks it will be worth watching even Hansen might feel he doesn’t need to.There is a Triple Crown on the line for England next weekend at Twickenham. Nice bit of kit to put on the shelf at the RFU offices but it won’t amount to a hill of beans down Auckland way. The real stuff for England, Grand Slam or no Grand Slam, will start in Australia in June.last_img read more

Have Rugby Teams Upped Their Social Media Games?

first_imgThe Gallagher Premiership season kicks off on the 31st with newly promoted Bristol Bears facing Bath. Amidst teams interacting with each other on Twitter, things might have even gone a bit meta – like with this Bristol Bears tweet after seeing this post… Wasps have shown some of their players, flaws and all (watch the face, Christian Wade). LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Harlequins have been making use of their prime assets – by which we mean just putting Joe Marler in front of the cameras. Kyle Eastmond is another player to have left the Wasps and the Leicester Tigers picked him up. The Tigers took to Twitter to tweet out a video of the attacking prowess of the 29-year-old.Related: Gallagher Premiership 2018/19 Signings and Transfers Have Rugby Teams Upped Their Social Media Games?The new domestic rugby season is on the horizon with both the Gallagher Premiership and Guinness Pro14 set to start next week on the 31st of August.As a result many rugby teams have taken to social media to create hype and excitement around the new season, and as you can see below, they have used a variety of creative and different techniques. So to answer the question above, yes they have.For example, the Northampton Saints decided to get new signing James Haskell to interview himself about life with the Saints.The England back-rower and Wasps legend talks about a variety of topics including spending an eye opening night at Swansea University! Related: Pro14 2018/19 Signings and TransfersFinally Munster published a video looking to publicise their upcoming match against the Exeter Chiefs. Playing each other for the first time at Irish Independent Park, they will soon face each other in the Champions Cup too.No doubt the new season starting soon is exciting enough but it is interesting, funny, and good to see teams being more creative in their publicising of their matches! With the new season approaching, rugby teams are getting more creative with their social media accounts. Sale Sharks tweeted out a behind the scenes look at their pre-season training and looked to create some anticipation for the upcoming season. Seeing double: Haskell interviews himself with the Northampton Saints Magic boots @ChristianWade3 pic.twitter.com/zA3PF9PujQ— Wasps Rugby (@WaspsRugby) August 23, 2018 The Guinness Pro 14 also starting on the 31st, has three matches on its opening day as Leinster travel to Cardiff Arms Park to face the Cardiff Blues. The Ospreys face Edinburgh and finally Zebre welcome the Southern Kings.Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook and Twitter.last_img read more

Billy Vunipola plays in the back-line for England against Italy

first_imgEddie Jones when Kyle Sinckler put that grubber kick through. #ENGITA #ENGvITA #SixNations #GuinnessSixNations #England pic.twitter.com/hx1LPRkh4W— Tom (@Tom___9) March 9, 2019 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Love the fact that Joe Cokanasiga went in for number 8 so we had a powerful billy ready to take the ball. This this how to make us unpredictable @EnglandRugby— Steph Moran (@sjmoran2511) March 9, 2019 It wasn’t the only back-like move from Vunipola in the first half.Just three minutes into the contest the No 8 took the ball with the defence rushing on and chipped the ball ahead. With Italy back-pedalling, the English defence swallowed up the Italians, deep in their own territory.Not to be outdone, tighthead prop Kyle Sinckler put in a kick of his own just a minute later. England scored eight tries in their 57-14 win.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Kyle Sinckler already in the thick of it – with a neat kick to touch keeping Italy in their own 22. Cokanasiga has started brilliantly for England. #ENGvITA #GuinnessSixNations— Tom Hamilton (@tomhamiltonespn) March 9, 2019It was one of those games. where England‘s big men had the freedom to try things.Tuilagi’s second try also involved a huge looping pass from hooker Jamie George, too.As you will read from the round-up here, even England’s blindside Brad Shields ended up with a try brace.Shields’ second came from a charged down kick – and George Kruis charged one down too and scored himself. Billy Vunipola plays in the back-line for England against ItalyBefore England faced Italy in the Six Nations, so much of the talk was about the home side’s enormous centre pairing of Ben Te’o and Manu Tuilagi. But the task got all the more sizeable for Italy’s defence when No 8 Billy Vunipola slotted into England’s back-line.In an innovative strike move, the Saracens back-rower came off the scrum, with big winger Joe Cokanasiga packing down at No 8. The ball came out and was fed to Vunipola steaming in on the angle. Billy Vunipola and Kyle Sinckler with kicks already, Jamie George scoring, Joe Cockansiga holding one handed offloads for fun… get ready!!! #ENGvITA— Wez Siddons (@WezSiddons) March 9, 2019 In heavy traffic: Billy Vunipola was busy against Italy (Getty Images) last_img read more

Italy Autumn Nations Cup Squad 2020 – Team to play Wales

first_imgTommaso AllanMattia BelliniCarlo CannaPaolo GarbisiMatteo MinozziFederico MoriLuca MorisiGuglielmo PalazzaniLuca SperandioJacopo TrullaStephen VarneyMarcello VioliMarco ZanonItaly Autumn Nations Cup Fixtures 2020Dates, kick-off times and TV details for Italy’s four Autumn Nations Cup matches…Round OneSaturday 14 Nov, Italy 17-28 Scotland Related: Zander Fagerson scores bizarre try as Scotland beat ItalyRound TwoSaturday 21 Nov, Italy v Fiji CANCELLED due to Covid-19 outbreakRound ThreeSaturday 28 Nov, France 36-5 Italy Related: France book place in Autumn Nations Cup finalFinals WeekendSaturday 5 Dec, Wales 38-18 Italy Related: Old heads come to the fore as Wales beat ItalyHead here for the full Autumn Nations Cup fixtures list. Who has Franco Smith selected for this new tournament? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Passion: Luca Bigi and his team perform the Italian anthem (Getty Images) center_img Italy Autumn Nations Cup Squad 2020Italy picked up the unwanted ‘Wooden Spoon’ for a fifth straight year in the Six Nations having not won a championship game since 2015. Now they will be hoping for a change in fortunes in the Autumn Nations Cup, which runs from 13 November to 6 December.Italy started their pool campaign with a defeat at home against Scotland and their second match was cancelled due to a Covid-19 outbreak in the Fiji squad, so they had two weeks to prepare for their final group game against France in Paris.Defeat in that match means they play Wales in the fifth-place play-off and Franco Smith has made two personnel changes and one positional switch for this match.Benetton wing Monty Ioane will make his debut, with Jacopo Trulla moving to full-back, and Stephen Varney makes his first start at scrum-half.Italy Team to Play Wales – Saturday 5 DecemberJacopo Trulla; Luca Sperandio, Marco Zanon, Carlo Canna, Monty Ioane; Paolo Garbisi, Stephen Varney; Danilo Fischetti, Luca Biga (captain), Giosué Zilocchi, Marco Lazzarone, Niccolò Cannone, Maxime Mbandà, Johan Meyer, Braam Steyn.Replacements: Leonardo Ghiraldini, Simone Ferrari, Pietro Ceccarelli, Cristian Stoian, Michele Lamaro, Guglielmo Palazzani, Tommaso Allan, Federico Mori.Italy Team to Play France – Saturday 28 NovemberMatteo Minozzi; Jacopo Trulla, Marco Zanon, Carlo Canna, Luca Sperandio; Paolo Garbisi, Marcello Violi; Danilo Fischetti, Luca Bigi (captain), Giosue Zilocchi, Marco Lazzaroni, Niccolo Cannone, Maxime Mbanda, Johan Meyer, Braam Steyn.Replacements: Leonardo Ghiraldini, Simone Ferrari, Pietro Ceccarelli, Cristian Stoian, Michele Lamaro, Stephen Varney, Tommaso Allan, Federico Mori.Italy Team to Play Scotland – Saturday 14 NovemberMatteo Minozzi; Jacopo Trulla, Marco Zanon, Carlo Canna, Mattia Bellini; Paolo Garbisi, Marcello Violi; Danilo Fischetti, Luca Bigi (captain), Giosue Zilocchi, Marco Lazzaroni, Niccolo Cannone, Seb Negri, Braam Steyn, Jake Polledri.Replacements: Leonardo Ghiraldini, Simone Ferrari, Pietro Ceccarelli, Johan Meyer, Maxime Mbanda, Stephen Varney, Tommaso Allan, Federico Mori.Italy Autumn Nations Cup Squad 2020ForwardsLuca BigiPietro CeccarelliNiccolo CannoneSimone FerrariDanilo FischettiLeonardo GhiraldiniMarco LazzaroniGianmarco LucchesiMaxime MbandaJohan MeyerSebastian NegriJake PolledriDaniele RimpelliDavid SisiAbraham SteynNicolae Cristian StoianGiosue ZilocchiBacks  Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Janet Waggoner named canon to the ordinary in Fort Worth…

first_imgJanet Waggoner named canon to the ordinary in Fort Worth diocese Rector Smithfield, NC Jessica Nakawombe says: Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Marc Kivel says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Grant Carson says: Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Shreveport, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Job Listing Comments are closed. Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Posted Jun 4, 2013 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Press Release Service Cathedral Dean Boise, ID [Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth] The Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr. has announced that the Rev. Janet Waggoner has been named canon to the ordinary / transitional officer for the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth.She “will assist me and the diocese as we move forward together in our life. This is being made possible by the generosity of one of our diocesan families. I am most grateful and very excited about filling this office, which is so vital for our future. It is my plan for her to begin this new ministry in July. Please welcome her to this new call,” High said in a letter to the clergy.Waggoner is a priest from the Diocese of Oregon who, after receiving her MDiv from Yale Divinity School, served parishes in Connecticut for more than a decade, most recently as rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Shelton. The Waggoner family moved to Fort Worth in August 2012 when Janet ’s husband, Ed, accepted Brite Divinity School’s invitation to become the first Right Rev. Sam B. Hulsey Chair in Episcopal Studies. Since September 2012, Janet Waggoner has been serving as interim pastor at Rejoice Lutheran Church in Coppell.In her work with individuals, congregations and the community, Waggoner seeks to facilitate transformation through leadership, preaching, education, conciliation and the arts. She is a board member of WIKS-USA, partnering with Kenyans to provide quality education for underprivileged children. Waggoner is a spiritual director and a member of the Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross.  She serves as an advisor in Title IV disciplinary processes for The Episcopal Church.The Waggoners are the parents of two children, Wynne (10) and Benjamin (8), and a rescue dog, Ziggy. Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit an Event Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET center_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Pittsburgh, PA Tags Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ June 7, 2013 at 6:55 pm Well, Grant, here’s the other side of the story: folks in the TEC aren’t sitting around worrying about ACNA…we’re are happy for the folks who made a choice to move on and we wish them every good going forward. Most of us in TEC know that people choose their communions and parishes for all sorts of reasons: aesthetics, theology, personalities, location, community…and we also know that church hopping is a way of life for many folks these days. Whether the Holy Spirit chooses to fill particular facilities or direct the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth to find other uses for them, we’re called to continue to be loyal to our Church and our Bishops and seek and serve Christ in all persons. God be good to you and yours, Grant! Marc The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska People Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS June 7, 2013 at 12:41 am Please realize that this is the rump Diocese of Fort Worth, formed of the very few TEC parishes left when a super majority of the diocese departed TEC over matters of faith. Of course TEC has sued for all the property. The matter is being adjudicated at the supreme court of Texas where arguments have been heard and a decision is expected any dayMy perspective is from the Diocese of Fort Worth (ACNA). I think the Diocese of Fort Worth (TEC) is making a huge mistake, and I really feel sorrowful for those, like the Waggoners, who will be affected. The TEC diocese is building a structure to support a much larger organization than it will ever have, expecting that the supreme court will rule in its favor, and loyal TEC folks will come flocking back to the buidings then belonging to TEC. That won’t happen. If TEC wins, churches will go dark all over the diocese, the ACNA folks worshipping in store fronts or wherever. That will leave the TEC DFW with too large an administrative structure and a very large inventory of empty buildings to support. The Waggoners, and others, who’ve gambled their futures on a Texas supreme court decison and folks streaming back to TEC will be dislocated.That’s why I’m sorrowful. I wish the rump diocese had somewhat less rosy glasses when estimating the future.Grant AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Comments (3) Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Collierville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA June 9, 2013 at 11:30 am Congratulations to Rev. Janet Waggoner and those who chose to entrust her with that responsibility. To Grant, the church of God will still stand strong irrespective of human flaws. Time immemorial, throughout Church history, churches have been opening and closing, yet others being transformed since we humans always do many things in the name of God without consulting or even listening to Him. It is my prayer and others that the Church of God remains strong in spite of many human differences and misunderstandings. May God bring healing to a hurting people. May He bring understanding to searching minds. May He give peace that passes all understanding to troubled souls. And may He forgive us all our trespasses as we should forgive all who trespass against us. Amen. Anathema Maranatha. Director of Music Morristown, NJlast_img read more

Video: Kesner Ajax explains a well-run Haiti partnership

first_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Sep 13, 2013 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Video: Kesner Ajax explains a well-run Haiti partnership Tags Video TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit an Event Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Martinsville, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Collierville, TN Rector Washington, DC Haiti, Haiti Medical Missions, Featured Jobs & Calls Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 [Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Kesner Ajax, Episcopal Diocese of Haiti partnership coordinator and executive director of the Bishop Tharp Business and Technology Institute  spoke to the Haiti Medical Missions Best Practices Symposium on Sept. 7 about why the La Gonâve Haiti Partnership works so well.An ENS report on the symposium is here.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Events An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Pittsburgh, PA Health & Healthcare, Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Tampa, FL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY Press Release Service Rector Bath, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Job Listing Submit a Press Release Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Hopkinsville, KY last_img read more